Fuller is a Shareholder at Martin & Seibert, L.C. and restricts her
practice to litigation and appellate matters. Miss Fuller has more than
12 years experience in complex civil litigation and has devoted a large
portion of her practice to representing insurance carriers, claim
employees and agents in "bad faith" claims.
Currently, she is involved in the defense of
insurance carriers in claims of "bad faith" statewide and has
provided coverage defense to numerous insurance carriers in the state
and federal courts of West Virginia. She is presently involved in
litigating the privilege rights of insurance carriers and defense
counsel, the privacy rights of adjusters concerning materials contained
within personnel files, as well as extraterritorial claim information of
carriers facing punitive damages claims and claim handling issues
relative to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
She has served as trial and appellate counsel in
several insurance cases of first impression in West Virginia including:
• State ex rel Allstate v. Gaughan which
recognized the tripartite relationship of defense counsel and set forth
guidelines for the discovery of materials in third-party "bad
• Costello v. Allstate in which the West Virginia Supreme Court
of Appeals addressed for the first time the application of the doctrine
of reasonable expectations to insurance agents rather than insurance
Ms. Fuller has authored articles concerning insurance
issues and has lectured before insurance officials, agents and
practitioners in the area of bad faith, the applicability of the Unfair
Claims Settlement Practices Act and insurance issues generally.
She is admitted to all state and federal courts in
West Virginia and Virginia.
Virginia 1990; Virginia 1991
West Virginia University (B.S. J.
Journalism 1985); West Virginia University College of Law (J.D.